Just a couple formicaria I made

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Just a couple formicaria I made

Post: # 24424Post ACaseoftheMondays
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:44 pm

Something a little different. First attempt at making a formicarium, so let's hope they work out.
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Any feedback is appreciated. Am I missing anything big? They both have water chambers and one side entrance.
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Pogonomyrmex Occidentalis
Solenopsis Molesta
Formica Argentea
Lasius Flavus
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Tetramorium sp.E

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Re: Just a couple formicaria I made

Post: # 24456Post CreeperUniverse
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:42 am

Those look awesome! I wish my firebrick lump looked as good...
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Re: Just a couple formicaria I made

Post: # 25477Post tiger01vincent
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:40 pm

How do you hydrate them? (just wondering)
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Re: Just a couple formicaria I made

Post: # 25480Post Martialis
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:52 pm

I'm also curious about hydration. Other than that, they are pretty neat! :)
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Re: Just a couple formicaria I made

Post: # 25659Post ACaseoftheMondays
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:57 pm

Good question. Each one has a hydration chamber. The larger one is in the back against the side, with the longer tube leading to it. The smaller one is a chamber in the center, which the tube on top leads directly to. Unfortunately, I am having issues with the seal on the larger one, so I think that one might not be more than a leaning experience.

However, the smaller design is working out FANTASTIC. So well, in fact, that I made 3 more. The tube on top leads to a cavity in the core. At the bottom of that cavity are some scraps of chamois cloth. The dispersal and absorption are great.

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Pogonomyrmex Occidentalis
Solenopsis Molesta
Formica Argentea
Lasius Flavus
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Tetramorium sp.E

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Re: Just a couple formicaria I made

Post: # 25736Post tiger01vincent
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:01 am

Neat! Are you planning on selling them?
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Re: Just a couple formicaria I made

Post: # 25820Post ACaseoftheMondays
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:16 pm

tiger01vincent wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:01 am
Neat! Are you planning on selling them?
No plans to sell these.
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Pogonomyrmex Occidentalis
Solenopsis Molesta
Formica Argentea
Lasius Flavus
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Re: Just a couple formicaria I made

Post: # 25831Post Kibs76
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:27 pm

I would really like to see a video of your colony in this and kind of a run down on wheres what. I am new to ant colonies and this is really cool. i was under the impression from the videos that you have to buy a glass tank like for reptiles and fish to put them in and just baby powder the top. I currently have Formica queens in tubes and think today i just got a componotus. so any advice you could give me on how to make this would really be appreciated :)

Also is the small tube with hydration like a spongy material? if not can you have a spong and just wet it every day and put it in the colony's habitat?
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Re: Just a couple formicaria I made

Post: # 25832Post Antsinohio
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:29 pm

Those are awsome good job on making them
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Re: Just a couple formicaria I made

Post: # 25840Post Aquaexploder
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:07 pm

How did you make them? Those look amazing!
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